Safari 4 Beta vs. Firefox

Apple released Safari 4 Beta to the public, I quickly downloaded, installed and restarted my Mac Pro, this application runs very fast. I wanted to see how fast it really is hence I ran a Benchmark test provided by SunSpider.

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Here are some results from the Benchmark results SunSpider.

Safari 4 Beta: 903.8ms +/- 3.4%
Firefox 3: 2634.4ms +/- 1.7%

The amazing browser uses the latest W3C standards such as HTML5 and CSS3, and uses the Nitro JavaScript engine which makes it run about 4.5times faster than Firefox 3.

The only think lacking would be the ability to add extensions and add-ons like firefox supports. If safari had these abilities I wouldn’t need firefox.

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